Continued Support for West Virginia Flood Recovery

Communities that are affected by disasters receive extensive support to deal with the immediate aftermath of the tragedy — governmental and private resources flow in as the news coverage highlights the community need.  Unfortunately, when the news cameras leave, the attention, as well as the resources often dry up, even as complex and expensive needs remain.  Through our partnership with affiliate regional associations, GCRI provides information rovide information about needs and resources for areas affected by disasters, but please also visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s website for additional information.  It is a hub of information and resources, as well as updates on its blog.

Two recent blog posts from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy provide updates on the needs in West Virginia:

 Don’t Forget WV: An Opportunity for Resilient Investments 

From Tragedy to Triumph: WV’s Flood Recovery Continues

Also, Philanthropy West Virginia continues to host a weekly Friday conference call (noon-1pm) to keep the philanthropic sector aware of developments and work underway for rebuilding. This Friday, August 12’s call will feature West Virginia Cabinet Secretary for Commerce J. Keith Burdette, who was appointed by Governor Tomblin as the State Disaster Recovery Officer, along with updates from local community leaders.  As the recovery plans come together, greater investments are needed now to make things a reality.  You can RSVP to be included on these calls by emailing

As long-term investments are needed for the rebuilding and recovery, Philanthropy West Virginia has set up a listserve for all those wanting to be updated weekly on Flood Recovery Needs.  Sign up by emailing or by calling 304.517.1450.